“It has been a remarkable fall from grace for a man once considered one of the league’s feel-good stories. ​​Brown had issues before he made it to the pros— he was expelled from Florida International University after a run-in with campus security, though that issue, like so many with Brown, was complicated — but since 2016, he has gone from being a mostly agreeable all-timer to a team cancer. What happened?” Antonio Brown and the Specter of CTE.

+ “There are ways to help troubled people reenter their chosen profession. What the Bucs tried was a shortcut from the beginning. It worked on the field, but only on the field.” SI: There Was Never Any Redemption Story in Antonio Brown. (The NFL is about Receptions not Redemptions.)